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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 495 (W. 22 )

EDUCATION, WALES

The Financing of Maintained Schools (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001

Made

15th February 2001

Coming into force

1st March 2001

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 46(2) and (3) and 138(7) and (8) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(1) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales(2).

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations are called the Financing of Maintained Schools (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 1st March 2001.

(2) They apply only to Wales.

(3) The amendments made by these Regulations shall not apply in relation to the financing of maintained schools in any financial year beginning before 1st April 2001.

Amendment of Regulations

2.—(1) The Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999(3) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1)(b) substitute for “28(a) to (d)” “28(a), (b) and (d)”.

(3) In regulation 3, delete the “and” immediately before paragraph (f) and after that paragraph insert —

(g)expenditure in connection with the administration of committees dealing with education; and

(h)expenditure in connection with external audit..

(4) In Schedule 2, in paragraph 28 omit sub-paragraph (c) and for sub-paragraph (d) substitute “(d) revenue budget preparation and the production and publication of accounts.”.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(4)

D.Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

15th February 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1999 (which now apply only to Wales) to give effect to a decision by the National Assembly that it is not appropriate for expenditure on the administration of education committees or expenditure on external audit to be included in a local education authority’s local schools budget. These Regulations accordingly amend regulations 2 and 3 of the 1999 Regulations (which set out what expenditure is, and is not, included in that budget) to reflect that decision.

The Regulations also make consequential amendments to Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations (which specifies classes and descriptions of expenditure which may be deducted from a local education authority’s local schools budget in order to arrive at their individual schools budget) to remove references to the 2 categories of expenditure referred to above.

(1)

1998 c. 31. For the meaning of “prescribed” and “regulations” see section 142(1).

(2)

See the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).

(3)

S.I. 1999/101 amended by S.I. 2000/911 (W.40). Those Regulations originally applied to both England and Wales but were revoked in relation to England by S.I. 2000/478.